Can anyone tell me why? Is this a marriage of convenience? Does the Left hate so much that they prepared to empower a medievalist movement that will remove womens rights, execute homosexuals, burn books and install a Theocratic Dictatorship ? I am fairly confident the Islamists regard the left, in that fine old Bolshevik phrase, as useful idiots to be disposed of as soon as possible. But WTF can the Left hope to gain?